Thursday, May 20, 2010

Eight passengers killed, 70 injured in bus accidents

UNB, Dhaka

Eight people were killed and over 70 others injured in separate bus accidents in Rajbari and Bagerhat districts on Tuesday. In Rajbari, Five people, including a mother and her son, were killed and 25 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses at

Nimtala in Sadar upazila on Daulatdia-Khulna road early Tuesday. Three of the deceased were identified as bus driver Abdur Rashid,45, Runu Akther,35 and her two and half years old son Hasib.

Witnesses sai that a Dhaka bound bus from Jessore collided with a Patuakhali bound bus at about 2 am, leaving the five people dead on the spot. The injured were rushed to Rajbari sadar and Faridpur Medical College Hospital. The bodies were sent to hospital for autopsy.

In Bagerhat, Three people were killed and another 50 injured as an overloaded bus crashed into a tree at Fatehpur village in Sadar upazila on Bagerhat- Pirojpur road.

The deceased were identified as Abdus Salam, 45 of Bajikarkhanda village of Mongla upazila, Kulsum Begum, 28 and her daughter Sonia, 2, of Baroikhali village of Morelganj upazila.

Witnesses said that a Bagerhat bound bus from Pirojpur hit a tree when its driver lost control over the steering at about 10 am, leaving the trio dead on the spot.

The injured were rushed to Sadar Hospital, Khulna Medical College Hosptial and various local clinics..Among the injured, condition of 10 people was stated to be critical.

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